Ornamental Ipomoea

species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Convolvulaceae


Note that some Ipomea, as pretty as they may be, are weeds in Queensland. Visit the Qld DEEDI's Weeds webpages for more information. For those in other regions, check with an appropriate authority if in doubt.

More Online Information


Ipomoea horsfalliae (Cardinal Creeper)
These appear in garden centres from time to time but because they are difficult to propagate, supplies are always limited. If you can't find one for sale, talk to your local nursery about placing an order.
Solar House Project - Bribie Island, Qld, Australia Illustration of Ipomea horsfalliae in a garden setting
Cardinal Creeper Ipomoea horsfalliae. Flowers of India

Ipomoea batatas (Ornamental Sweet Potato)
Popular in North America for bedding and container displays, these varieties selected fro their attractive foliage are less known in Australia but keep an eye out in garden centres in the warmer months. For more information on the vegetable, go to the Sweet Potato page.
Ipomoea batatas (Ornamental) Sweet Potato Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Sweet Potato Vines Gain Appreciation Office of Agricultural Communications Mississippi State University
Choose ornamental sweet potatoes in '03 Office of Agricultural Communications Mississippi State University
Sweet Potatoes - for Delicious Tubers & Fantastic Foliage (Pt 1) Garden Voices blog, National Parks Singapore
Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie' at Mr Brown Thumb (blog)
Storing Sweet Potato Vine Tubers at Mr Brown Thumb (blog)
Yes, you can eat Potato Vine, Marguerite at A Corner Garden (blog) SE Nebraska
Pretty picture: Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie' flower at Plants Are The Strangest People (blog)

Ipomoea carnea
Bush Morning-Glory (Ipomoea carnea) A Yard in Fort Pierce, Florida (Blog)
Bush Morning Glory (Ipomoea carnea) Flowers of India


Ipomoea horsfalliae (December 2012, Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane)

Ipomoea horsfalliae (December 2012, Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane)

Ipomoea horsfalliae (December 2012, Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane)

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